[OT] "Pre-announcement" of Python-based "computing appliance"project.

Arthur ajsiegel at optonline.com
Sun Sep 26 19:27:37 CEST 2004


On Sat, 25 Sep 2004 19:23:08 -0400, "Terry Reedy" <tjreedy at udel.edu>
wrote:

>
>"Ville Vainio" <ville at spammers.com> wrote in message
>> But aren't they probabilities just because we haven't understood them?
>
>That is the question.  To me, the underlying question is whether the 
>existence of this universe (in particular, the big bang) was 
>'deterministic' or 'arbitrary' in some megauniverse.
>
>> A thing like "probability" just can't exist in the ultimate Reality.
>
>That is your religious belief -- and perhaps Enstein's.  But I am not sure 
>that God has any choice but to play dice.
>

One does not need to be a QM fundamentist to speculate that God does
something other than catch and throw away the corner cases that
necessarily challenge a deterministic Universe.

Art




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